Ranking 1963-1989 Doctor Who

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After marathoning classic Doctor Who over the past few weeks, I can now report that I’ve seen every surviving episode of the 1963-1989 series. My rankings of the serials (only ranking those where at least 50% exist):

  1. Genesis of the Daleks
  2. Pyramids of Mars
  3. The Mind Robber
  4. The Caves of Androzani
  5. Carnival of Monsters
  6. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  7. The Enemy of the World
  8. City of Death
  9. The Green Death
  10. Inferno
  11. The Invasion
  12. Enlightenment
  13. Day of the Daleks
  14. The Robots of Death
  15. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  16. The Brain of Morbius
  17. The Aztecs
  18. The Web of Fear
  19. The Ark in Space
  20. Remembrance of the Daleks
  21. The Time Meddler
  22. The Ribos Operation
  23. Invasion of the Dinosaurs
  24. The Daemons
  25. Terror of the Zygons
  26. The Curse of Peladon
  27. The War Games
  28. The Horror of Fang Rock
  29. Planet of the Spiders
  30. Doctor Who and the Silurians
  31. The Curse of Fenric
  32. The Deadly Assassin
  33. Ghostlight
  34. Mawdryn Undead
  35. The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  36. The Time Warrior
  37. The Sunmakers
  38. Spearhead from Space
  39. The Tomb of the Cybermen
  40. An Unearthly Child (single episode)
  41. The Mutants
  42. Kinda
  43. Vengeance on Varos
  44. The Masque of Mandragora
  45. The Gunfighters
  46. Terror of the Autons
  47. Planet of Evil
  48. Resurrection of the Daleks
  49. Planet of Giants
  50. The Romans
  51. Colony in Space
  52. The Happiness Patrol
  53. The Androids of Tara
  54. Survival
  55. The Claws of Axos
  56. Snakedance
  57. The Seeds of Doom
  58. The Ambassadors of Death
  59. Planet of Fire
  60. The Crusade
  61. The Space Museum
  62. The Stones of Blood
  63. Castrovalva
  64. The Hand of Fear
  65. Ark of Infinity
  66. The Time Monster
  67. Logopolis
  68. Frontier in Space
  69. The Mind of Evil
  70. The Five Doctors
  71. The Pirate Planet
  72. State of Decay
  73. Nightmare of Eden
  74. The Sea Devils
  75. The Underwater Menace
  76. The Ark
  77. The Mark of the Rani
  78. Image of the Fendahl
  79. Earthshock
  80. Warriors Gate
  81. The Leisure Hive
  82. The Ice Warriors
  83. The Moonbase
  84. The Tenth Planet
  85. The Sontaran Experiment
  86. Frontios
  87. The Edge of Destruction
  88. Full Circle
  89. Four to Doomsday
  90. The Two Doctors
  91. Robot
  92. The Daleks
  93. The Keeper of Traken
  94. The Awakening
  95. The Power of Kroll
  96. The War Machines
  97. Revelation of the Daleks
  98. The Chase
  99. Battlefield
  100. The Three Doctors
  101. Revenge of the Cybermen
  102. Black Orchid
  103. The Visitation
  104. The Rescue
  105. 100,000 B.C.
  106. The Face of Evil
  107. The Seeds of Death
  108. Death to the Daleks
  109. The Android Invasion
  110. Terminus
  111. The Creature from the Pit
  112. The Keys of Marinus
  113. Planet of the Daleks
  114. The Invisible Enemy
  115. Meglos
  116. The Reign of Terror
  117. Paradise Towers
  118. The King’s Demons
  119. The Armageddon Factor
  120. The Horns of Nimon
  121. Dragonfire
  122. Underworld
  123. The Trial of a Time Lord
  124. The Twin Dilemma
  125. The Krotons
  126. Delta and the Bannermen
  127. Warriors of the Deep
  128. The Sensorites
  129. Destiny of the Daleks
  130. Silver Nemesis
  131. Attack of the Cybermen
  132. The Web Planet
  133. The Monster of Peladon
  134. The Invasion of Time
  135. Timelash
  136. The Dominators
  137. Time-Flight
  138. Time and the Rani

Best for each Doctor:

  • William Hartnell: The Aztecs
  • Patrick Troughton: The Mind Robber
  • Jon Pertwee: Carnival of Monsters
  • Tom Baker: Genesis of the Daleks
  • Peter Davison: The Caves of Androzani
  • Colin Baker: Vengeance on Varos
  • Sylvester McCoy: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Worst for each Doctor:

  • William Hartnell: The Web Planet
  • Patrick Troughton: The Dominators
  • Jon Pertwee: The Monster of Peladon
  • Tom Baker: The Invasion of Time
  • Peter Davison: Time-Flight
  • Colin Baker: Timelash
  • Sylvester McCoy: Time and the Rani
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